Originally Posted by Real Ira
An older couple, Fred and Mildred are on vacation.
While crossing the Pacific Ocean, the jet they are on crashes on an uncharted, deserted island killing everyone else on board. With horror the realize they may spend their remaining days marooned.
Suddenly Fred asks Mildred, "did you send the Master Card payment before we left?"
"No" , she replies.
Did you send the Visa Card payment?
How about the tax payment to the IRS?
"No, I forgot to put the checkes in the mail before we left. "
"Thank God!" Exclaims Fred. He then gives his wife a passionate embrace.
" Why so excited?", Mildred asked with anticipation.
"Because now I know they will find us."
I know at least one aircrew member who always carried a pack of card in his survival kit. His theory was simple. If ever he was stranded somewhere and no one knew where he was (like on the above island) he figured he would pull out the cards and start a game of solitaire. There is no doubt in my mind if he did so someone would come out of no where and say 'Mate put the red queen on the black king' or something similar!!! Seems to happen every time you play solitaire doesn't it?